6400/6600 Four Metre Working?

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Looking at the specs for the new radios, it looks as though four metre coverage (70 - 70.5 MHz in the UK) has been dropped. Is that correct? If so, is it likely to be reinstated in the future?
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Keith Ferguson

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It is correct.  To operate on 4m a transverter will be required.
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Thanks for the reply, Tim. Just curious - is that a hardware or a software limitation? One of the things I find really useful with the 6500 is being able to set it up as in the image below. To do that, I mix a 4m receive antenna with a broadband HF receiving loop on RX A, with the transmit antenna being a SG230 tuned doublet for the HF bands on ANT1 and the 70MHz amplifier path for 4m on the transverter port. I'm guessing I can achieve the same (and possibly better) on the 6400/6600 by dedicating one of the SCUs to a 4m transverter?